Instructables: exploring - technology - computer - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 2 Aug 2015 01:29:09 PDT BLOX v1.01 LUX - an external power button http://www.instructables.com/id/LUX-an-external-power-button/
LUX - an external power button - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/B5KD/ICM6ZM6C/FWRB5KDICM6ZM6C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/B5KD/ICM6ZM6C/FWRB5KDICM6ZM6C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/B5KD/ICM6ZM6C/FWRB5KDICM6ZM6C.SMALL.jpg PerfectPixel It's a lazy afternoon, and you sit down to turn your computer on, you either: a) you have to bend down and press the power button, or b) you have a laptop - this isn't for you.Especially where my (desktop) computer is located; under my desk and out of sight; bending down to press that power button i...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:44:09 PDT
VU Meter Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/VU-Meter-Speakers/
VU Meter Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/60M8/IC6IHKCG/FBA60M8IC6IHKCG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/60M8/IC6IHKCG/FBA60M8IC6IHKCG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/60M8/IC6IHKCG/FBA60M8IC6IHKCG.SMALL.jpg IamTeknik A VU meter is a standard measuring instrument which measures volume in audio equipment. If you open up your recording devices on Windows, you can see a digital Volume Unit (VU) meter which shows the audio level. You get analog and digital displays and each level is typically marked off with a dB val...
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 20:34:42 PDT
fallout themed gaming computer http://www.instructables.com/id/fallout-themed-gaming-computer/
fallout themed gaming computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/8POK/IC5C6CYX/FCP8POKIC5C6CYX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/8POK/IC5C6CYX/FCP8POKIC5C6CYX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/8POK/IC5C6CYX/FCP8POKIC5C6CYX.SMALL.jpg piratetv1 While thinking about the new fallout game, and recently upgrading my video editing computer, I was left with a spare motherboard, and video card. I decided to build a separate computer for gaming and hook it to the tv. I was stuck between steampunk or fallout for a case theme. i decided that i wante...
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:41:52 PDT
How to create 3D icons http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-3D-icons/
How to create 3D icons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/9TPS/IC4MSQP0/F2X9TPSIC4MSQP0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/9TPS/IC4MSQP0/F2X9TPSIC4MSQP0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/9TPS/IC4MSQP0/F2X9TPSIC4MSQP0.SMALL.jpg Tymkrs It sometimes feels like you have to have some sort of magical skills in order to make 3D icons but I'm here to show you that that is not at all the case! It just requires a little bit of sleuthing to figure out where the highlights and shadows are meant to be!Needed:Basic graphics editor! I used P...
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:18:38 PDT
Fix a faulty mouse button in 5 minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-a-faulty-mouse-button-in-5-minutes/
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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:07:11 PDT
LIGHTSABER!!! LED - 3D Printed - Fully Functional http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-LED-LIGHTSABER/
LIGHTSABER!!! LED - 3D Printed - Fully Functional - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IXSQ/IBRRYKHC/FZRIXSQIBRRYKHC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IXSQ/IBRRYKHC/FZRIXSQIBRRYKHC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IXSQ/IBRRYKHC/FZRIXSQIBRRYKHC.SMALL.jpg JJPowelly This is a 3D printed Light Saber I designed as a personal project to keep myself occupied... Here's a demo video: Demo VideoLet me start off by saying this is a very easy print/make... The handle only has two main prints and you have the option of printing either 6 individual sliding cylinders or pr...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:37:44 PDT
Digital Rainbow - How to Colorize from Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Rainbow-How-to-Colorize-from-Scratch/
Digital Rainbow - How to Colorize from Scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/F8VO/IB3HDOIO/FECF8VOIB3HDOIO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/F8VO/IB3HDOIO/FECF8VOIB3HDOIO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/F8VO/IB3HDOIO/FECF8VOIB3HDOIO.SMALL.jpg Rhonda Chase Design This tutorial is all about making selections and colorizing parts of your digital artwork. you can use the techniques here to colorize anything. Or make the rainbow as shown and use it as a background, or a fill for type.I'll demonstrate with Photoshop, but you can use any decent image editing progr...
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:06:55 PDT
Be your own Graphic Designer http://www.instructables.com/id/Be-your-own-Graphic-Designer/
Be your own Graphic Designer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/PVJH/IAZ7CFWK/F4UPVJHIAZ7CFWK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/PVJH/IAZ7CFWK/F4UPVJHIAZ7CFWK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/PVJH/IAZ7CFWK/F4UPVJHIAZ7CFWK.SMALL.jpg jimmychakarji This tutorial will teach you how to be your own graphic designerEasy and professionalUse your creativity, your own font, your own images, etcAll you need is your computer (mac or pc) and lots of ambition! Software You don't need fancy/expensive softwares in order to create a professional looking...
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:20:58 PDT
Running Videos on a TI84 Calculator http://www.instructables.com/id/Running-Videos-on-a-TI84-Calculator/
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:27:13 PDT
Benchtop DC Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Benchtop-DC-Power-Supply/
Benchtop DC Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/1BSA/IASCSDS9/FNP1BSAIASCSDS9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/1BSA/IASCSDS9/FNP1BSAIASCSDS9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/1BSA/IASCSDS9/FNP1BSAIASCSDS9.SMALL.jpg lawrence.esterlen This has been done probably hundreds of times here on Instructables, but I think that this is a great starter project for anyone interested in getting into electronics as a hobby. I am a U.S. Navy Electronics Technician, and even with costly test equipment at my disposal, I still consider this cheap...
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:57:37 PDT
DIY External Hard Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-External-Hard-Drive/
DIY External Hard Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/FCIN/IAJH91HP/FXDFCINIAJH91HP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/FCIN/IAJH91HP/FXDFCINIAJH91HP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/FCIN/IAJH91HP/FXDFCINIAJH91HP.SMALL.jpg Aidan25 So this is a quick Instructables for all of the people that never have quite enough space to store all of their different files. Are you tired of compressing your images? Don't know how to use the cloud... because nobody understands the cloud? Do you want to go entirely off the "internet grid"? Well...
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 10:25:08 PDT
How to make Simple LED USB light http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Simple-LED-USB-light/
How to make Simple LED USB light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/WEPF/IADH2F3B/F16WEPFIADH2F3B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/WEPF/IADH2F3B/F16WEPFIADH2F3B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/WEPF/IADH2F3B/F16WEPFIADH2F3B.SMALL.jpg GustasMax Hi guys today i gonna show how to make simple ,but useless USB light! Make sure you have everything! Solder like showed in picture. Take your tape , and isolate wires. Just insert into a tube. Light it up !! If you liked press heart ! Also if you have questions write in comments !...
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 02:20:53 PDT
Autonomous Self Powered Computer Super Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Powered-Computer-Super-Cooler/
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Sun, 24 May 2015 18:10:29 PDT
Tablet Second Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Tablet-Second-Monitor/
Tablet Second Monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/972J/I9YBO7MI/FGY972JI9YBO7MI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/972J/I9YBO7MI/FGY972JI9YBO7MI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/972J/I9YBO7MI/FGY972JI9YBO7MI.SMALL.jpg Ironman 54 I'm an engineering student and quite often I find myself working on assignments on my laptop at school and wishing that I had a second monitor to make life easier. The other day I read this article in lifehacker (Link) and decided that that was exactly what I needed.Sadly, though, the app that they ...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 11:49:44 PDT
Noisy Computer Fan Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Noisy-Computer-Fan-Repair/
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Sun, 3 May 2015 09:58:00 PDT
PC Switch Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-Switch-Panel/
PC Switch Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/OWKT/I95GW4M0/FH9OWKTI95GW4M0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/OWKT/I95GW4M0/FH9OWKTI95GW4M0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/OWKT/I95GW4M0/FH9OWKTI95GW4M0.SMALL.jpg Draxxy1974 Ever wanted to be able to control your pc functions from the outside of your case using a DIY switch panel? .. Well stop wondering how!Hardly any materials were used in the making of my switch panel, but I can't give a price as all of the items used were already in my workshop.Part List: 5 x MTS-1 ...
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Sat, 2 May 2015 17:24:02 PDT
Remote on/off switch for computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-onoff-switch-for-computer/
Remote on/off switch for computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/ZQCD/I92LWGVN/F8XZQCDI92LWGVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/ZQCD/I92LWGVN/F8XZQCDI92LWGVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/ZQCD/I92LWGVN/F8XZQCDI92LWGVN.SMALL.jpg JRV31 I have a second computer which I access with SSH located about ten feet away. If the motherboard had wake on LAN I would use it but it doesn't and I am too lazy to get up out of my chair. With this remote switch I don't have to.You will need: A piece of a perf-board that you can cut a small piec...
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:50:45 PDT
All in One Prototyping Plate for Arduino Uno http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Prototyping-Holder-for-Arduino-Uno/
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:59:08 PDT
Control A Computer With Your Mind! http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-A-Computer-With-Your-Mind/
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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:41:32 PDT
The Basics of HTML and CSS Coding http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Basics-of-HTML-and-CSS-Coding/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:07:40 PDT
Solar powered water pump with speed control via computer. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-water-pump-with-speed-control-via-co/
Solar powered water pump with speed control via computer. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/2796/IANRRPIT/FTC2796IANRRPIT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/2796/IANRRPIT/FTC2796IANRRPIT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/2796/IANRRPIT/FTC2796IANRRPIT.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby As part of my solar powered home, I have a potable water pump to provide water when our water utility is not available. I also implemented speed control of the pump to adjust the flow to allow energy efficient pump operation depending of the battery bank voltage. Before we continue, take a read of m...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:16:55 PDT
Apple II Watch http://www.instructables.com/id/Apple-II-Watch/
Apple II Watch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/L6SK/I87652SQ/F6VL6SKI87652SQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/L6SK/I87652SQ/F6VL6SKI87652SQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/L6SK/I87652SQ/F6VL6SKI87652SQ.SMALL.jpg Aleator777 CUPERTINO, California—September 9, 1984—Apple Computer Inc.® today unveiled Apple // watch™—its most personal device ever. Apple // watch introduces a revolutionary design and A BASIC USER INTERFACE created specifically for a smaller device. Apple // watch features A KNOB, an innovative way to SCROL...
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 11:53:43 PDT
how to use cmd to hack (basic codes) http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-use-cmd-to-hack-basic-codes/
how to use cmd to hack (basic codes) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/CN8S/I7Q0TBAP/FZ0CN8SI7Q0TBAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/CN8S/I7Q0TBAP/FZ0CN8SI7Q0TBAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/CN8S/I7Q0TBAP/FZ0CN8SI7Q0TBAP.SMALL.jpg RohitA1 In the starting of this tutorial i want clear this if u misuse this information in hacking someones computer then i am not responsible for it.In this tutorial u will learn some basic codes and tricks in cmd ( command prompt ) so let's begin the tutioal opening the cmd window and about it first o...
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:58:04 PDT
Carbon mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Carbon-mouse/
Carbon mouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/TBIZ/I7IVT290/FJ6TBIZI7IVT290.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/TBIZ/I7IVT290/FJ6TBIZI7IVT290.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/TBIZ/I7IVT290/FJ6TBIZI7IVT290.SMALL.jpg ValentinoM IntroductionIf you are tired of getting your finger cramped clawing a small standard mouse, you may find this project interesting.Spending a lot of time at my computer, I started noticing fatigue of the index finger and wrist at the end of the day. So one day I decided I had to do something about it...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:15:13 PDT
Flash Drive Steampunk style! http://www.instructables.com/id/Flash-Drive-Steampunk-style/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:25:12 PDT
Simple and Cheap Air Cooler with Computer Fans http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-Cheap-Air-Cooler-with-Computer-Fans/
Simple and Cheap Air Cooler with Computer Fans - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/YFVL/I77G3VF2/FUIYFVLI77G3VF2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/YFVL/I77G3VF2/FUIYFVLI77G3VF2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/YFVL/I77G3VF2/FUIYFVLI77G3VF2.SMALL.jpg Scorpent This air cooler is a cheap and easy way to keep a room cool without wasting a lot of power. Useful for those summer days, The build only needs two computer fans(case fans) and a ice reservoir. The cooling is done by a series of two computer fans, one blowing air the ice chamber and another one takin...
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:08:33 PDT
Easy Benchtop Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Benchtop-Power-Supply/
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 23:34:47 PDT
Another NES computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-NES-computer/
Another NES computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/RV1T/I6WDOYXN/FGYRV1TI6WDOYXN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/RV1T/I6WDOYXN/FGYRV1TI6WDOYXN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/RV1T/I6WDOYXN/FGYRV1TI6WDOYXN.SMALL.jpg thezapman A computer squeezed into an old NES case. I had the idea to do this for a few years and after seeing a few other instructables decided to give it a try.parts needed:old nes consoleitx motherboard (i used asrock qc5000 board)ramitx power supplyharddrive (i used 1000gb)1 40mm pwm fan12v 10a adapter2 n...
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 14:12:04 PST
Fan Powered by any Heat Source http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Airflow-Companion/
Fan Powered by any Heat Source - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/NWRR/I6W2Q3MD/FRKNWRRI6W2Q3MD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/NWRR/I6W2Q3MD/FRKNWRRI6W2Q3MD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/NWRR/I6W2Q3MD/FRKNWRRI6W2Q3MD.SMALL.jpg Joohansson How to build your own portable thermoelectric device with a quadcopter motor.This project might not have an electrifying impact to the world but it´s a baby brother to my first instructable (Thermoelectric Fan) and just had to be built. It´s much smaller than most similar projects and the top power ...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:05:59 PST
Breathe New Life into an Old Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Breath-New-Life-into-a-Old-Computer/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:39:02 PST
Repair mouse with double click problem http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-mouse-with-double-click-problem/
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Mon, 14 May 2012 00:19:40 PDT
Stir Plate Using Computer Fan And Magnet From Hard Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Stir-Plate-From-Computer-Fan-And-Magnet-From-Hard-/
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 18:32:56 PST
Breathe New Life into an Old Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Breathe-New-Life-into-an-Old-Computer/
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 16:17:40 PST
Bike Buddy http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Buddy/
Bike Buddy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/KIB4/I3TH7D6R/FUJKIB4I3TH7D6R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/KIB4/I3TH7D6R/FUJKIB4I3TH7D6R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/KIB4/I3TH7D6R/FUJKIB4I3TH7D6R.SMALL.jpg 10DotMatrix I bike to work every day, and want a way to track my speed and elevation change over the course of my ride. That's why I made the Bike Buddy, my own bicycle computer. It's controlled by the Intel Edison board and uses the Adafruit Ultimate GPS to track my speed and elevation. The data is collected b...
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:49:48 PST
Skull fan from used computer parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Skull-fan/
Skull fan from used computer parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/S2QA/I2WDWMKH/F2ZS2QAI2WDWMKH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/S2QA/I2WDWMKH/F2ZS2QAI2WDWMKH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Z/S2QA/I2WDWMKH/F2ZS2QAI2WDWMKH.SMALL.jpg MattBruzer Our hackerspace the RabbitHole participated in a 48 hour competition for makers called the Deconstruction. The goal was to deconstruct the world around us and create something completely new from existing objects.Our makerspace is very fortunate to have technical items donated. We often get broken...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:38:18 PST
Circuit Board Lamp 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Board-Lamp-20/
Circuit Board Lamp 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/HS7L/I2I42D9Y/FFBHS7LI2I42D9Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/HS7L/I2I42D9Y/FFBHS7LI2I42D9Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/HS7L/I2I42D9Y/FFBHS7LI2I42D9Y.SMALL.jpg Izrail This is a very simple, LED lamp made with old motherboards Items you will need Led Lighting strip $6-$10http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HSF66JO/ref=s9...12v adapter $10http://www.amazon.com/Power-Adaptor-Transformers-S...Old circuit boards from electronicsFreeGlue gun and sticks (about $5-$1...
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:30:48 PST
Lunch Box Computer with Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Lunch-Box-Computer-with-Raspberry-Pi/
Lunch Box Computer with Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/6XIT/I2AQYPW4/F866XITI2AQYPW4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/6XIT/I2AQYPW4/F866XITI2AQYPW4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/6XIT/I2AQYPW4/F866XITI2AQYPW4.SMALL.jpg D10D3 This is a quick and easy project to build a portable Raspberry Pi computer that fits right in a lunch box. It's a good first Pi project since it requires no coding, soldering or tooling of any kind. All you have to do it acquire the parts, plug everything in and secure it in the lunch box.The Raspbe...
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 18:38:53 PST
Space-Saving Monitor Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Space-Saving-Monitor-Stand/
Space-Saving Monitor Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/03CL/I21R7CED/FJO03CLI21R7CED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/03CL/I21R7CED/FJO03CLI21R7CED.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/03CL/I21R7CED/FJO03CLI21R7CED.SMALL.jpg 10DotMatrix All Raspberry Pi users understand the struggle of organizing the Pi's necessary peripherals (keyboard, external monitor, mouse, etc). I certainly do. Here at Instructables my entire desk space is filled with laptops and external monitors. Even if I manage to keep my desk tidy (a grand feat in and of...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 19:49:21 PST
Raspberry Pi Touch Screen Car Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Touch-Screen-Car-Computer/
Raspberry Pi Touch Screen Car Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/QQOA/I1SIDJGR/FDUQQOAI1SIDJGR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/QQOA/I1SIDJGR/FDUQQOAI1SIDJGR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/QQOA/I1SIDJGR/FDUQQOAI1SIDJGR.SMALL.jpg Zaqq Have you ever envied your friends' sweet touch screen systems in their car? Do you look at the dash of your old and decrepit 1992 Isuzu Rodeo and dream of having a slick computer system in your car? Well, your in luck. This Instructable will be your guide on building a system that is low cost and ea...
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:51:47 PDT
Super Sexy Sound Switcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Sexy-Sound-Switcher/
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:19:27 PDT
How To: Personal Minecraft Server in Custom Block Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Personal-Minecraft-Server-in-Custom-Block-Case/
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:58:23 PDT
Raspberry Pi Emulator Console for the Backseat http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Emulator-Console-for-the-Backseat/
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:58:56 PDT
Sheet metal computer cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Sheet-metal-computer-cooler/
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By: Shawn HibmaCronan

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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:26:12 PDT
Building your own Micromite Companion Minicomputer http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-your-own-Micromite-Companion-Minicomputer/
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:44:37 PDT
Laptop Motherboard Revival http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Motherboard-Revival/
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:12:26 PDT
Adding Bluetooth to an EEG headset for mind-controlled projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-Bluetooth-to-an-EEG-headset-for-Mind-contro/
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 19:30:12 PDT
Vintage Inspired Stereo http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Inspired-Stereo/
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:23:29 PDT
Make a Live USB to boot from a USB drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Live-USB-to-boot-from-a-USB-drive/
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 19:44:39 PDT
Turn Any Computer Keyboard Into a Midi Keytar http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Any-Computer-Keyboard-Into-A-Midi-Key-tar/
Turn Any Computer Keyboard Into a Midi Keytar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/GRTA/HWRC4OHU/FRCGRTAHWRC4OHU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/GRTA/HWRC4OHU/FRCGRTAHWRC4OHU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/GRTA/HWRC4OHU/FRCGRTAHWRC4OHU.SMALL.jpg bergerab Have you ever needed an extra synth for a concert? Or maybe you just enjoy fiddling around with music production software and you need a midi controller? Well look no further than your own computer keyboard! No this is not another how-to article on enabling midi control via your computer keyboard. W...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:37:11 PDT
Program your Arduino with an Android device! http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-your-Arduino-with-a-Android-device/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:29:33 PDT